From 9am on 19th February the main road into Great Bedwyn from the A4 (Forest Hill) will be closed until early March to allow Thames Water to undertake water main replacement works. During this period buses serving Bedwyn will have to take a much longer route, and students living near Savernake Hospital will need to travel to/from St Johns school on bus 620, picking up on the A4 at 0802 and returning at 1543. Service 20 will not be able to provide a late pick up from the school. For full details and contact for queries: Read more...
Since the local government reorganisation in 1974, most of the Town Council’s meeting minutes have been sitting in folders in storage in Swindon. So, our Councillors took the decision that these should be accessible to everyone and kept in the proper conditions suitable for historic documents. The loose leaf minutes kept in folders have now been bound and will be available at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham for all to see. They’ll join the Marlborough Borough Council Minute Books, going back more than 100 years, which are really useful in looking back at land and ownership issues and other details about the town’s history.
The History Centre is well worth a visit and staff there are very helpful and knowledgeable too - you’ll find yourself immersed in slices of local history where a few minutes can easily turn into a visit of a couple of hours!
The Marlborough Area Maker Group’s focus for all the local Raspberry Jams is to encourage skills development and expertise in digital systems/computing and embedded software for all age groups, but in particular for the under-18’s. Anyone that is interested in gaining some understanding of the rapidly developing use of technology both in the workplace and generally within society, or just wants some fun playing with a range of digital projects, should drop in to this free event, bringing all their friends and family with them! Read more...
This ‘Jamming in Marlborough’ event is part of the overall “Big Birthday Weekend” organised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation (click here for more details).
Here's a great excuse to dust off the DJ, dig out your dresses and banish the winter blues - tickets are now on sale for the Civic Dinner at the Town Hall on 23rd February.
The ticket price includes a drinks reception on arrival, four course dinner and complimentary wine, and there's musical entertainment too. Why not gather some friends and book a table?
When the wind is in the right direction residents can often hear distant sounds from MoD firing days on Salisbury Plain. Click here to read the January 2018 newsletter which includes the January firing calendar and dates for public access, or visit the Salisbury Plain Training Area website. You can also keep up to date on Twitter using #modontheplain.
The new visitor guide and map have arrived - call in to our office to pick up your copies and start planning to explore our lovely county this year. If you live further afield and are planning to visit Marlborough please call or email to request copies.
Wiltshire Council has announced new car parking charges to take effect from 1st February. Read the press release here...
Click here to read the latest round-up from our Community Policing Team
On 6th November the Action Plan was adopted by Full Town Council setting out the list of projects for the current Council term. It is available on our Corporate page under the Your Council menu. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Click here to view the document.
Since taking on the meadow in 2011 the Town Council and Action for the River Kennet (ARK) have managed it together, picking up awards along the way. There's a meeting on Thursday, 18th January at 6.30pm in the Court Room at the Town Hall to review the joint Management Plan. This is an open meeting - please come along to hear about what's been happening and catch up with progress. To read more about the meadow click here - and you can read the management plan here.